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Philippine quake kills 43

MANILA, February 6, 2012 (AFP) – At least 43 people were killed when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and smashed bridges across the central Philippines on Monday, authorities said.   The 6.8-magntiude quake hit a narrow strait between the...
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Sen. Schumer’s recommends Lorna Schofield, a Fil-Am, to Federal bench

Washington DC – On Monday, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) recommended Attorney Lorna Schofield to the White House as a candidate for federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. If nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, she would be...
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Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims

’Twas an SRO Sining Para sa Bayan concert at Noypitz  Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino American journalists here have raised $9,000 for media colleagues who were among those who died and lost their homes when typhoon Sendong struck Northern Mindanao last month. The...
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Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims

Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims
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Post Script to Costa Concordia

THE SIGHT of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, listing on its starboard side after running aground in the tiny island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, sent shivers down my spine. It was the very ship our clan boarded in March 2008 for a Mediterranean cruise after the Lenten...
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Noted global artist Mat Relox immortalizes the charming Mangyan life

BY DAVID CASUCO MAT RELOX saw firsthand how the Mangyan natives in Mindoro disintegrated from genuine tribespeople with exotic and distinct lifestyle into just another group of poor and underserved villagers. He knew them. He grew up in their midst. He was, and is always one of...
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Vietnam from North to South: A Travel Journal

Text and photos by OSCAR F. PICAZO 1.  On a Cyclo Tour, Hanoi – I find Hanoi’s streets living museums of trade, handicraft, cultural encounters, and motorbike and cyclo traffic.  Some of the alleyways are heady with incense smoke and the aroma of pho (noodles), strong...
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Impeachment trial of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona

Impeachment trial of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona
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Blockbusters dominate Asian Film Awards nominations

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – This year’s Asian Film Awards have brought out the big guns by nominating three Chinese-language blockbusters in a slew of categories and four productions which have also been put forward for Oscars consideration. The 6th AFAs will be announced...
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Wikipedia, Google protest Internet bills

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Wikipedia went dark, Google blotted out its logo and other popular websites planned protests on Wednesday to voice concern over legislation in the US Congress intended to crack down on online piracy. Wikipedia shut down the English version of its online...